Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 12-114

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • March 21, 2012
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
    • 813/247-8059

    Click It Or Ticket Campaign Nets A Marijuana Arrest

    Suspect attempts to ditch 95 bags of marijuana.
    • Tuesday
    • March 20, 2012
    • Time: 8:46 AM
    • Waters Avenue West and Hanley Road
    • Tampa, FL


    Joey Fontanez
    DOB: 2/04/1986
    9004 Tudor Drive, #204
    Tampa, FL


    • Possession of Marijuana
    • Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Sell
    • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
    • Tampering with Physical Evidence (Destroy)
    • Warrant from Polk County for Driving with License Suspended/Revoked


    On March 20, 2012, at 8:46 a.m., motor units were conducting a Click It or Ticket campaign in the area of Waters Avenue West and Hanley Road. Deputies conducted a traffic stop on a 2007 Mazda, due to the occupants not wearing a seat belt. As the stop was being conducted the passenger in the vehicle, Joey Fontanez threw a black bag out of the passenger side window.

    When deputies retrieved the black bag, it contained 95 individual bags of marijuana weighing approximately 223 grams and $735.00. Fontanez was found to have an outstanding warrant from Polk County for Driving with License Suspended/Revoked. He was arrested and transported to Hillsborough County jail.

    The driver of the Mazda was cited for not wearing a seat belt.
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